Friday, September 22, 2017

Reusable Masks and Vellum Shadow Inking

Good morning! Dropping by this morning to share a few cards I made with the current Unity Stamp Company Sentiment Kit - Abundant Blessings! One of the kits I love most at Unity are the sentiment kits - they are awesome on their own like these cards, but the sentiments are great to use along with all your other Unity sets, and I find they are so helpful to stretch my stamp images! 



Here is a video showing how I put these cards together using distress inking, masking, and vellum - as well as a tip to make your masks last a little longer than one card (which is nice on one so intricate to cut out!):



And here is the card I showed being made in the video using Spun Sugar and Lipstick Distress Inks:


Love the softness that the vellum adds!


And then this color combo is Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough:


Machine stitching the vellum is an easy way to attach it with no adhesive showing.


Next up is Tumbled Glass and Broken China:


See what I mean about these gorgeous sentiments?


And finally, another one with the same color combo as the first. I actually created this one first before the video - to make sure my idea actually worked! Haha!


You may notice that I was able to use one sheet of vellum to create these - and the flowers are all in a different corner of the cards. And easy way to create a set but make sure they are each slightly different!


And the three colors all together again. Which is your favorite?


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monster Hugs

Good morning! Dropping by today with a cute little Reverse Confetti Card using some fun new dies and stamps from the latest release! These little monsters make me think of cute little cartoon aliens actually - so cute!


I stamped one of the little monsters from Monsterous on Sunshine Cardstock and cut out with the coordinating Monsterous Confetti Cuts, then colored in some of the details with a white gel pen. I heat embossed one of the sentiments on a tag from Tall Tag Trio cut from Midnight Cardstock. For a background I die cut the new Wonky Striped Panel from White cardstock, then backed it with vellum before mounting with foam adhesive over some pattern paper from the new Every Little Bit 6x6 Paper pad!


Links to the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card are below - click on any of the photos for a closer look:


   

   

   


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Giraffe Window Card

Good morning! I'm sharing this card on the Unity Stamp Company blog this morning - so thought I'd pop in and share it here! Been so busy lately that I haven't had a chance to play with my Unity stamps as much as I've wanted to - so it was super fun to get a little time to work with them yesterday and even film a couple of Quick Tip Videos!


Here is the Quick Tip Video showing how I created the window in this card!


I used the darling newly released Missing You Like Crazy for this card.


This set was perfect for this card - hard to see in the photos, but it has a window that goes straight through to the back - kind of a fun and unique style to it!


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

SSS October Card Kit - You're Amazing



Hello! Stopping by with another card using the new Brushstroke Messages October Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp that just released! This time I used lots of the lovely pattern paper in the kit with the stamp set and the gorgeous new Navy Embossing powder that is included!


For this card, I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from a panel of the stunning My Mind's Eye Blush pattern paper in the kit. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Brushstroke Messages Stamp in the kit and heat embossed it with the fabulous Steel Navy Embossing powder. I then fussy cut out some of the florals from one of the sheets of pattern paper, adhered those with a bit of strong tape in the centers of them, then mounted the entire panel on a Ivory cardbase.


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


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Friday, September 15, 2017

PPP/SSS STAMPtember Collaboration!



Good evening! Dropping by tonight to share a couple cards made with the newest STAMPtember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp - this time with Pretty Pink Posh! It is a GORGEOUS set - called Damask Greetings - very unique, fun, and different - I had tons of fun with it!


Isn't it lovely? For my first card, I stamped several of the images toward the top in a fun color combo and in a loose sort of pattern across a panel of white cardstock die cut with a Stitched Rectangle.


 I added the sentiment in black, then glued on some Clear Droplets to the centers of the images. Mounted that panel with foam adhesive on a Fog cardbase - the perfect pale gray to set off my panel and keep the soft color tones!


Next up, I used several of the smaller tile images to create a colorful background!


For this card, I lined up the 6 images in my MISTI so I could stamp it twice and get a nice deep impression. I then flipped my watercolor paper around to stamp it again - it worked perfectly!


I used several colors of distress ink to watercolor a loose circle on each tile in a random color combo, misted with water to let the colors run a bit extra, then added splatters with the leftover color - as well as some gold splatters. I heat embossed my sentiment for this one in white on a strip of black cardstock, added a row of machine stitching around the panel before mounting the sentiment strip with foam adhesive over the top. Finished off with a few of the new Gold Confetti Mix - another new LOVE!!!


Have you been having fun with STAMPtember? What have been your favorite sets so far! I would love to hear which ones you've fallen in love with or ordered!


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

SSS October Card Kit - Thank You

Hello! The new Brushstroke Messages October Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp released today! Since my kit arrived just as we were leaving to go camping for a couple days, I didn't get a chance to play with it until today. It was worth the wait though - this is one AMAZING kit! I have a feeling it will sell out quickly - the pattern paper is gorgeous, and that stamp set is amazing! I decided to focus on the stamp set and die included in the kit for my first card, paired up with some different Simon Says Stamp Inks:


I stamped one of the brushstrokes from the included Brushstroke Messages Stamp set 3 times in different colors of Simon Says Dye Inks - Duckling, Mint Candy, and Apricot. I then stamped the thank you sentiment from the stamp set over the top of each in black ink. I die cut that panel with the largest Wonky Rectangles, then die cut the lovely new Small Spiral Flower Die out of black cardstock, and mounted with a touch of adhesive in the centers around my main focal point, then added some white enamel dots in the centers and sprinkled around the card here and there.


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


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PPP September Release Hop - Christmas Fun!




Good morning! Super excited this morning to be hopping along on Day 1 of the Pretty Pink Posh September Release Blog Hop! This release has everything for the upcoming holidays - tons of adorable stamps, some lovely new dies, and of course a few new sparkly embellishments!


I have two cards to share today using some of the new goodies - first up, a cool wintery Christmas card featuring one of my favorites from the new release - Reindeer Friends! I just can't get over their cuteness!


For my card, I colored them up with Copics and cut them out with their coordinating Reindeer Friends Dies. I also added some accents with a white gel pen to help them pop a bit more. I then die cut Storybook 5 from a piece of white cardstock to build a shaker element, then blended two tones of distress ink on my white cardbase after masking off the edges so they would stay white. I stamped a sentiment from Holiday Greetings (last years holiday free with purchase set - it will be available to purchase this November!) inside the bottom window, then filled the top portion with the new Metallic Silver Confetti Mix. So sparkly and fun - and I love the unexpectedly cooler colors on this as well!


And then my second card...this one has a little bit of a SUPER exciting announcement with it! I don't know if you saw in the recent Pretty Pink Posh newsletter - but along with fellow DT member and friend Crystal Thompson, I will be teaching a special PPP Card Class at Impress featuring this and THREE other fun cards! If you are in the Seattle area I hope I get to see you there! 


This uses the darling new Angel Friends and the fun and unique new Tic Tac Toe Die Set all in a cute little shaker card!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
There are also a total of 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs for the hop - 2 for each day of the hop. Winners will be picked randomly from comments left along the hop - so make sure and leave lots of love along the way as you hop along! All comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on September 19, 2017 - and winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog after that.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss anything along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

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